As you may know, we have decided to homeschool our children. I thought you might like to see our Montessori preschool homeschool activities. Although the more structured learning will only take place when Cameron is older, we have started collecting resources (including printables and materials) to use when he shows interest.
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Cameron is very interested in learning about different countries (I’m shocking at geography so I’m glad he is keen) and is counting everything.
Cam’s enthusiasm and excitement was adorable when we opened our new Montessori world puzzle map. He raced to get his atlas and pointed out the places he already knew and compared between the puzzle and his atlas images. We will start working with the continent 3 part cards that you may have seen in my September Montessori trays post.
Thanks to the incredible Stephanie from Imagine Our Life, we have started more structured learning with music, using our handbells. If you haven’t seen her blog, you’re missing out. I’m so inspired by her Montessori homeschooling with her son Jax who is only a little younger than Cam. I’m not a musical person so I need all the help I can get with introducing music to my children. I’m learning too!
Cameron is counting everything. He’s only now understanding the teens and beyond. After his previous regression with numeracy, we have only casually worked with the numbers 0-10 (which he can read and knows the value of very well now). We found some transparent dice which I knew would be fun on both the light table and the overhead projector (OHP). I put out counters in corresponding colours to the die (6 of each, for control of error) and Cameron rolled the dice and put the correct amount of counters in the clear container. This activity was an impromptu introduction to addition as Cam asked to use two die, counted out the amount of counters that corresponded to the value on the dice and counted up the total of the two.
The 4th of October was Mike and my 5th year wedding anniversary and 10 years since we started dating! I am so blessed to be married to my best friend and someone who has grown with me. I love him so much and am so glad he is the father of my children! We had a gorgeous day and went to Cedar Creek Falls where the kids (mainly Lucy, our daring darling!) played in the fresh water.
You can see more Montessori preschool activities here.
I hope your weekend is going great. We are enjoying having Mike home for the long weekend!